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Membership 2017/18

An independent member of the Council (Chair)

Adrian Penfold

The Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Stuart Croft

The Provost (and current Chair of the Capital, Space and Amenities Group)

Professor Christine Ennew

The Registrar

Rachel Sandby-Thomas

Three independent members appointed by the Council, with relevant expertise, of whom a minimum of one will be a serving independent member of the Council

Trudi Elliott
Paul Kehoe

Two members of the Academic staff, appointed by the Senate

Professor David Elmes
Professor David Haddleton

A representative of the Quality and Design Sub-Group

James Breckon
A Pro-Vice-Chancellor or Academic Vice-President, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Simon Swain

The Group Finance Director

Rosie Drinkwater

Two Student representatives, nominated by the Students' Union

Michael Kynaston


Hope Worsdale

The Chair of the Capital, Space and Amenities Group co-opted where such individual is not otherwise a member of the Committee

Not applicable - see above

Note: The year after a member's name indicates that his/her term of office expires on 31 July of that year. Independent members of the Council can change annually.

In Attendance

Capital Programmes Director
Development Plan Architect
Chief Finance Officer (Estates)

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Terms of Reference

(a) To advise the Council on the physical planning of the University's campuses and precincts, including review of the University's Estates Strategy.

(b) To consider recommendations from the Steering Committee or other appropriate bodies for new buildings and significant capital redevelopments and to:

(i) Advise the Council as to their advisability and impact via the University Estate Development Plan;

(ii) Oversee the development of land and building projects through reports from the Steering Committee.

(c) To approve on behalf of the Council, the plans and programmes of construction for University building projects, including additions and/or alterations to existing buildings, and for the plans for the landscaping of the University; the academic, business and financial cases for such proposals having been considered and approved by the Steering Committee and other appropriate bodies as required.

(d) To approve on behalf of the Council the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold property subject:

(i) To the release of appropriate funding by the Finance and General Purposes Committee;

(ii) To the consent of the Council in any case which represented any significant departure from the University's Estates Strategy or Estate Development Plan.

(e) To ensure that all major land, campus or capital developments meet the Council’s requirements with regard to quality, aesthetics and environmental impact.

(f) To provide assurance to the Council that the University’s campuses are developed and maintained in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

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Reporting Structure

The University Estate Committee (UEC) reports to the Council and occasionally to the Finance and General Purposes Committee.


UEC has established the following two sub-groups which report into the Committee: the Capital Space and Amenities Group (CSAG) and the Quality Design Sub-Group (QDSG).

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretary: Sharon Tuersley, Acting Secretary to Council
(S dot Tuersley at warwick dot ac dot uk or ext: 51957)

Assistant Secretary: Assistant Registrar (Governance)*

*The Assistant Registrars (Governance) provide support to this committee, so please use in the first instance to make contact with the UEC Secretariat.

Papers for consideration by UEC should be submitted to the Assistant Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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Dates of meetings of UEC can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

The Timetable is published and updated online and should be referred to when verifying arrangements through the academic year.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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